Dinner Club: Babette’s Cafe

For my dinner club this month, we went to Babette’s Cafe. I’ve driven past there a million times and always thought it looked really cute, but never been inside.



Our reservation was for 8:15 and the host informed us that our table wasn’t ready yet but we could sit on the heated patio if we wanted to. We checked out the patio to make sure it was warm enough and decided to go for it. It was actually very nice; we had the whole patio to ourselves for a while and it felt like a private dining room.

Our server was really knowledgeable, although he did seem to think that all of the food was excellent. He made sure to tell us the ingredients in the dishes and how they were cooked which was really helpful because it turns out that what I wanted, the scallops, was cooked in chicken broth. I asked them if they could make it another way and he said that they could so that’s what I ordered.

Pretend that’s a pretty picture, m’kay? It was good but I’m just not a huge fan of French food. It’s really heavy. I probably got the lightest thing on the menu and still was in a food coma afterward. Of course, I probably ate half a loaf of bread during the meal as well. Bread always gets me.

Since we were on the patio by ourselves, we didn’t even realize that the restaurant had closed at 10pm and didn’t leave until 10:45. Oops.

So, all in all, not my favorite place but that was really more of a personal food preference. The service and atmosphere were excellent and we had a great time.

So, what you’ve been waiting for – my real name! It’s Leidra. I told you that you wouldn’t guess it! Pronounced Lee-dra (obviously, I guess.)

You might have seen me post on Twitter, but I moved my blog to a new host. I mean, I didn’t personally move it (if you need a recommendation for someone to do this for you, let me know. The guy I used was great.) but it’s been moved. I’m having a some problems with Mars Edit right now that I need to sort out. As in, it’s not working and I’m typing this in wordpress. Speaking of Mars Edit, I have Mars Edit 2.something. Should I upgrade to 3?

What do you use to compose your posts?

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7 Responses to Dinner Club: Babette’s Cafe

  1. I’ve wondered about that place, never been though. Yeah, I have MarsEdit installed but I never use it. I hate the bajillion windows it opens. I actually put all my posts together in the standard WordPress editor, I think it’s fine and I’ve never felt like it has any shortcomings. That said, if a comparable Mac option to LiveWriter came out that was worth a crap (I’m not convinced that MarsEdit or Ecco are) I’d be all over it.

  2. I use Windows Live Writer, so I’m no help.

    I always eat the bread too!

  3. That is so nice that they adjusted their cooking methods for you- I love it! And heated patios are fabulous. Your real name is so pretty! I love it- very unique. I am a Live Writer gal

    • Thank you. I hated it when I was a little kid because it was so different. Some cousins that I don’t know very well still call me Leidra, but really everyone else calls me Lee.

  4. You’re right! I never would have guessed your real name! Funny though, I have a friend named Deidra! But she goes by her middle name.

    I don’t think I’ve ever had French food before…french fries don’t count, right? I joke, I joke! I totally fill up on bread whenever I go out to a restaurant! I once at a whole loaf by myself at Longhorn, because our food took 20 years to come out! And then of course, I cleaned my plate! Eh, bottomless pit syndrome!

  5. My old roommate used to joke about all French food being the same… small portions and covered in gravy.

  6. Leidra! How fun. What a pretty name. This is what I was trying to comment on the other weekend- on your Abc’s posts, that is- how excited I was to find out your real name. Oh and that I hate putting away laundry too hahaha

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